Established in 1968, the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation’s mission is to advance the future of Nebraska’s Beef industry by investing in research and education programs.  The Foundation’s success and its ability to endow scholarships, to sponsor leadership and education programs, assist with research and infrastructure projects has been possible only because of the support from the Nebraska cattle producers and allied industries.


Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Youth Scholarships
The Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) offers scholarships to qualified youth in Nebraska who have an interest in the beef industry. These scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year and are provided through contributions received by NCF.

The Nebraska Cattlemen Beef State Scholarship awards a $10,000 scholarship to an outstanding college junior, senior or graduate-level student. Eligible students must be residents of Nebraska and be enrolled in a Nebraska college or university pursuing a beef industry-related degree. The scholarship will be awarded based on student need, Nebraska beef industry involvement (past achievements and future plans) and academics.   

Beef State Scholarship Application  Deadline February 15, 2018

Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Scholarships.  Numerous other scholarships with a $1,000 minimum, awarded on the basis of academic achievement, beef industry involvement and goals/quality of application from memorial funds

Scholarship Application  Deadline March 15, 2018



Help Us Grow

As the Foundation grows, expands and moves forward in its mission to raise funds for educational and scientific activities that benefit the state’s beef producers – the board asks you to consider investing in your industry through the Foundation.

The Nebraska Cattlemen Research & Education Foundation Fund was established to build endowments to support the Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

As an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, all contributions to the Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation Fund are tax-deductible. The Nebraska Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, and has met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards of operational quality, integrity and accountability.

Online donation is possible through the Nebraska Community Foundation website.

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The 2017 Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Annual Update is available now. To review online - click here.



For more information, contact:

Lee R. Weide
VP Operations & Secretary
Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation
1010 Lincoln Mall, Ste. 101
Lincoln, NE 68508


Jana Jensen
Fundraising Coordinator
12870 Road 205
Bingham, NE 69335


2018 Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Board of Directors

NCF President: Region 3: Scott Knobbe, West Point

NCF Vice President/Region 8: Mark Jagels, Davenport

NCF Treasurer/NC Region 2: Tessa Quittner, Halsey

NC President-Elect: Mike Drinnin, Clarks

NC Region 1: Arden Wohlers, Scottsbluff 

NC Region 2: Tessa Quittner, Halsey 

NC Region 4: Jim Brown,Torrington, WY

NC Region 5: Scott Reynolds, Berwyn

NC Region 5: Loren Berger, Stapleton

NC Region 7: Ryan Loseke, Columbus

NC Region 9: Tim Petersen, Cambridge

Member at Large: Jeff Heldt, Scottsbluff

Member at Large:  Craig Uden, Johnson Lake